A loan of $775 helped to refurbish and maintain his taxi.

Ronald Roberto's story

Ronald is a young man, 19 years old, and single. He lives in the city of Nazca. He is a very friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person with a great desire to improve his life. Thanks to the hard work and support of his parents, Ronald is studying industrial engineering, which he is very happy about. In his free time, he likes to listen to a little music, and on some occasions he likes to cook a delicious rice with chicken to share with his family.

By his own initiative, and with much dedication and enthusiasm, he works every day as a taxi driver. He has a small car which he takes out early every morning to drive through the streets of the city, in search of passengers. He can work approximately 12 hours per day, and he believes things are going well for him because of his dedication and because of the friendly way he treats his customers.

Ronald is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because it is thanks to their help that he will be able refurbish and maintain his car. He wants to change the shocks and the tires on his taxi. This way, Ronald’s car will be in better shape and he can continue working and also provide better service to his customers. With this he hopes to increase his income, which will be very helpful to him for covering the cost of finishing his studies. So, he will continue working and making all the effort to become a successful professional so that he and his family can get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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